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SD Comic-Con 2017: ‘The Simpsons’ panel!

The panel has started! Here’s the live report of the panel:
(Time is local San Diego time)

Season 18 DVD to be released on December 5!!!!

11:58 – Al Jean announces a “big surprise” for the panel.

12:05 – The panel starts with a screening of the video “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office”

12:09 – Live animation again! Only that this time Bart is donig a live Q&A!

12:15 – The Simpsons will be released on DVD again!

Source

12:23 – Al Jean confirms that commentaries for Seasons 18-20 have been recorded and the S20 ones will soon be available on Simpsonsworld.com!

12:26 – “How did you react to Homer being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?” “They must’ve lowered their standards.”

Note: Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart) and Joe Mantegna (voice of Fat Tony) are also panelists this year.

12:32 – “I’d tear the arms off that guy.” ???? @nancycartwright on who would win in a fight between Bart and Stewie! #SDCC2017 #TheSimpsons

12:37 – A future episode could show a timeline where Lisa is married to a woman.

12:39 – Chants against Trump (“Lock Him Up”) are heard in the room!

12:43 – There will be a Futurama announcement at the end of the month!

12:43 – Lucky fans at #SDCC2017 panel are viewing an EXCLUSIVE first look at this year’s Treehouse of Horror! (Spoiler: Maggie gets possessed) The segment is called “The Exor-Sis”.

12:45 – And the panel is over for this year!
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Stay tuned for more because in some minutes we’ll do a post with the panel highlights!

DVDs are not Forever! – FOX to End ‘The Simpsons’ Seasonal DVD Production


Al Jean: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’

FOX has announced that seasonal DVD releases of The Simpsons are being discontinued.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A distribution source close to the series confirmed seasons of The Simpsons will no longer be released on DVD now that nearly every episode of the animated sitcom is available online at the touch of a button. ”

Showrunner Al Jean confirmed it on Twitter last Wednesday. He stated: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’

FOX wants to focus on Digital Platforms rather than DVDs, because the latter market is in a very bad situation.

It is, however, is yet unknown if this decision will also affect Blu-Ray releases too. The extras and commentaries will all be available in Digital Platforms such FXNOW and SimpsonsWorld.com; but just for people inside the USA.

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Stay Tuned for more!